It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet is safe for baby while breastfed.
What is Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet used for?
Treatment of Acute Malaria Fansidar is indicated for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria for those patients in whom chloroquine resistance is suspected. However, strains of P. falciparum (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Microbiology ) may be encountered which have developed resistance to Fansidar, in which case alternative treatment should be administered. Prevention of Malaria Malaria prophylaxis with Fansidar is not routinely recommended and should only be considered for travelers to areas where chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum malaria is endemic and sensitive to Fansidar, and when alternative drugs are not available or are contraindicated (see CONTRAINDICATIONS ). However, strains of P. falciparum may be encountered which have developed resistance to Fansidar.
Is using Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet unsafe in breastfeeding? Can there be bad consequences for baby if I use it while breastfeeding?
Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine are the two main ingredients of Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet. Based on our individual analysis of Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine we can safely say that Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet has low risk while breastfeeding. Below we have summarized the usage of Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine while breastfeeding, we recommend you to go through it for better understanding of your usage.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers See CONTRAINDICATIONS
Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Sulfadoxine while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 2447-57-6
A low concentration is reached in breast milk. It is commercialized in several countries (not in Spain) together with Pyrimethamine (see the latter drug) as an anti-malarial drug: Fansidar: 20 parts of Sulphadoxine by 1 of Pyrimethamine. Manufacturers give a dosage for children weighing more than 5 kg.
Pyrimethamine while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 58-14-0
Used as treatment of malaria and toxoplasmosis. Give folic acid or similar as pyrimethamine has an antagonistic effect on this vitamin. Avoid its use on patients suffering of G-6-P dehydrogenasa. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Pyrimethamine while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 58-14-0
No adverse reactions in breastfed infants have been reported and it is acceptable in nursing mothers. In HIV-infected women, elevated viral HIV loads in milk were decreased after treatment with chloroquine to a greater extent than other women who were treated with the combination of sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine. It has been suggested that maternal pyrimethamine clearance might be increased during lactation, but data are insufficient to make a definitive conclusion.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet?
Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.
My health care provider has asked me to use Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet, what to do?
Though Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
If I am using Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Fansidar | Sulfadoxine And Pyrimethamine Tablet in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week